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  • Two Entrapments Early Sunday morning (1/18/15) after Aetna responded to an MVC on Red Mill Road and a box alarm in Kimberton, units were alerted to a MVC with entrapment on Paper Mill Road.  7-4 arrived on scene shortly after dispatch, confirmed entrapment, and began extrication.  7-4, Rescue 8, and 9-5 crews completed the extrication in just over 20 minutes.  Trooper 4 transported one patient to Christiana hospital and A19, NCCEMS, and DSP were all on scene.  After the early morning entrapment, at 0752 hours Aetna was alerted to an MVC with rollover in the 400 block of West Chestnut Hill Road.  Units responded under icy conditions to find the vehicle on its side with one trapped ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 12:11 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Commercial Structure Fire On Wednesday January 14th Aetna and mutual aid companies were alerted to a commercial structure fire at the Wendy’s on Pulaski Highway.  While responding  the alarm was upgraded to a working alarm.  Crews arrived to find smoke showing and a fire in the kitchen area.   Aetna and Christiana Fire Companies worked for 90 minutes before clearing, three employees were assessed by EMS.  The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.     Photos from Aetna and Christiana Fire Company sites 
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 12:12 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • MVC Involving a Bus Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark DE was dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Crash involving a school bus at 7 AM on Tuesday, December 23.  The incident involved a single school bus that struck a protective concrete mound at the base of a light pole in the parking lot of the Shue-Medill Middle School, 1500 Capitol Trail.Deputy Chief Drew Bowerson arrived to find a school bus with heavy front end damage, perched up on the concrete buffer to the light pole, causing the vehicle to be unstable.  He was met by school officials telling of multiple students with injuries still aboard the bus.Deputy Chief Bowerson called for additional fire department resources, bringing Mill Creek Fire Company ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2014, 9:41 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Training Opportunity See the attached flyer for an excellent training opportunity by Traditions Training being hosted by Aetna on January 25, 2015.  Contact Deputy Chief Drew Bowerson to register.
    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 12:09 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Townhouse Fire on Lincoln Drive On Wednesday, December 10, 2015 at 1856 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, along with mutual aid companies, were alerted to a residential fire in the unit block of Lincoln Drive in the College Park community. Engine 7-4, Engine 10-5, Ladder 9, and Assistant Chief Andrew Cavanaugh (98B) made the response. Upon arrival of Engine 7-4, a water supply was established and Captain Jeff Sands reported a two story middle-of-the-row with smoke showing from the rear. Initial reports from NPD indicated a fire on the second floor and all residents evacuated. Upon arrival of Chief Cavanaugh conditions were confirmed and command was established. The crew from 7-4 advanced a 1.75 inch ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 10:36 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
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